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Laura Solomon
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Technology changes, but people don't. I love this video, which drives the point home with a great story.
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I've been a fan of Wil Wheaton for a long time.  Here's yet another reason why.
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This kind of question can, sometimes, drive me nuts. Has your library ever considered that it might not be even asking the right question to begin with?
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Nathan Lowell, a SciFi writer I follow, calls that the Million Follower Fallacy, and says what you really need are the Thousand True Fans.

http://www.amwritingblog.com/2011/10/polly-wanna-cracker-by-nathan-lowell.html?q=Nathan+Lowell .

While Nathan aims most of his discussions towards publishing and writing, and using Social Media to connect with his audience, many of the same principles apply - Social Media is not about press releases, it's about discussing press releases.  A million people looking at your page and hitting the "Next" button to go on to some rock band's website doesn't do you nearly as much good as a thousand people who keep your page open constantly watching for new posts just in case you say something they need, or you ask for help in a way they can help with...  (Ok, a Library is probably lucky to get the Thousand Follower Fallacy and the Dozen True Fans, but still...)  Connect to your True Fans, and THEY will bring the rest to you.
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The first tool I wished I had known about, back at the beginning of doing stuff online. Have you NameChk'd yet?
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The only issue I have is that it changes the name in some cases (Tara Li was changed to Tara-Li), and it doesn't seem to mention the various limitations the different services have on user names.  Which can, of course, get VERY frustrating.
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Google might be turning to the dark side, but this is a good idea.
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It's Tool Tuesday, over on MeanLaura. TL;DR (no, really, that's what it's about).

http://www.meanlaura.com/archives/5136
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Perfect.  I'll have to put this on my phone so I can read it while the cats sit on me.
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Winter, I want a divorce. You can keep all of the assets--all of the snow, ice and cold. I'll walk away with nothing, but that's OK. I'll start a new relationship, with someone hotter.
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The creativity of some folks is amazing.  Yes, you can buy this.
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Web developer, librarian and certified cynic.
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Library Services Manager for OPLIN.  I develop websites, give talks and write books and stuff.
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